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Legends Tour Stars Ready for Roswell

June 9, 2015


ROSWELL, GEORGIA – Six honorees from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Hall of Fame and the World Golf Hall of Fame are confirmed for the fourth annual Judson Collegiate & Legends Pro-Am Challenge presented by AT&T. Taking place June 25-29, 2015 at the Country Club of Roswell, this is the fourth year for the event. This year features a new two-day pro-am format for amateurs to play with the Legends, June 25-26.


The Judson Collegiate & Legends Pro-Am Challenge presented by AT&T brings together players from The Legends Tour, the “Official Senior Tour of the LPGA," and 60 of the top female college players from around the country. It is a unique mentoring and educational golfing opportunity for these young players.  Following the two-day Pro-Am, there will be three days of stroke-play competition for the collegians.  Co-hosts for the event are Rosie Jones, 13-time LPGA and seven-time Legends Tour champion, and Lauren Judson, who played golf at Univ. of Southern Mississippi and co-founded the JCI Foundation with her brother Dean to honor the loss of their parents.


“It’s tremendously rewarding to see the future stars of women’s golf compete alongside the Legends of women’s golf. What a great lineup of Legends this year! All of the Legends players are proud to serve as mentors for these young collegians, and eager to help grow the sport we love so much. From golf competitions to the Women’s Leadership Conference, it has become the biggest week of the year for the JCI Foundation to continue the legacy of the Judson family,” said Rosie Jones, who played on seven U.S. Solheim Cup teams and served as captain for the 2011 team. She is a co-founder of the Judson Collegiate & Legends Pro-Am Challenge presented by AT&T.


LPGA Hall of Fame and World Golf Hall of Fame members Amy Alcott, Pat Bradley, Betsy King, Nancy Lopez, Hollis Stacy and Kathy Whitworth are a few of the 23 Legends Tour golf professionals who have been confirmed to tee it up with amateurs and collegians in Roswell. This is the third stop of the season for the Legends Tour. The players confirmed for Roswell have compiled 348 LPGA victories, including 39 major championships. 


Individual and team registration is open for the Pro-Am, ranging from $3,000 to $7,500. A new Inter-Club Challenge competition will be offered this year.  All teams will be comprised of three amateurs, one LPGA Legend and one collegiate player.  The Legends Tour and collegiate players compete as a team in a Best Ball competition within the Team Shamble format. 


This event continues to be the only competition that allows women collegiate golfers to play alongside former stars of the LPGA. The Judson Collegiate & Legends Pro-Am Challenge is an invitation-only event for top-ranked college players in Division 1, Division 2, Division 3 programs across the U.S., as well as special invitees. It is also a Counting Event for the purposes of the World Amateur Golf Rankings.  


The event is managed by the The JCI Foundation, which honors the memory of former Roswell residents, Jim and Beth Judson, who perished in an airplane accident in 2010.  This year the Judson Women’s Leadership Conference will kick off event week on Wed., June 24 at McCamish Pavilion in downtown Atlanta with a full-day programming to provide mentorship opportunities for young women.  Supported by AT&T for a third year, the Women’s Leadership Conference was created by The JCI Foundation to provide positive mentorship and education for young women.  It is aimed to help young women, who are still in college or just entering the workforce, become leaders in their respective fields. More than 800 female students and young professionals are expected to participate. Pre-registration is required and is free for students (with proper ID). Visit the web site for list of speakers and full agenda.

About Judson Golf:                                                           

The Judson Collegiate & Legends Pro-Am Challenge pairs the LPGA Legends with aspiring young female golfers from across the U.S. and benefits The JCI Foundation. The five-day golf event has a mission to build a legacy and honor the Judson Family with a women’s event in Atlanta to showcase giving back to the community through golf. For updates, follow at: Web:  www.judsongolf.com, Twitter: @jcifdn, Facebook: Judson-Collegiate-Legends-Pro-Am-Challenge        


About JCI Foundation:             

The JCI Foundation’s mission is to support non-profit agencies that help young women achieve greatness in their lives through positive mentorship, education, and sport, enabling them to build a lifetime of fulfillment. The JCI Foundation is a private foundation with 501(c)(3) status. 


About The Legends Tour:

The Legends Tour is the official senior tour of the Ladies Professional Golf Association. The tour for LPGA members age 45 and over will feature nine events in six states this year. Competition begins in March and concludes in November.The tour was founded in 2000 by LPGA professionals to showcase the talents of some of the greatest women’s golfers of all time. The Legends Tour has more than 120 members, including 12 LPGA and World Golf Hall of Fame members. Legends Tour players have over 675 combined LPGA Tour victories, including 70 major championships. In its 14 seasons, The Legends Tour has awarded more than $13 million in prize money and helped raise more than $17 million for charity. The Legends Tour has hosted events in Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Japan and Australia. 


Foundation Contact:

Jackie Cannizzo, Executive Director                                                                                             jackiecannizzo@jcifoundation.org, (678) 481-8484  



Legends Tour professionals in field:

Alcott, Amy*^

Residence: Santa Monica, CA

Years in LPGA: 27

LPGA wins: 29


Alfredsson, Helen (Sweden)

Residence: Orlando, FL

Years in LPGA: 18

LPGA Wins: 7


Bradley, Pat*^

Residence: W. Hyannisport, MA

Years in LPGA: 31

LPGA Wins: 31

Legends Wins: 1


Coe-Jones, Dawn

Residence: Tampa, FL

Years in LPGA: 21

LPGA Wins: 3


Dibos, Alicia (Peru)**

Residence: Old Grenwich, CT

Years in LPGA: 9

Legends Wins: 2


Geddes, Jane

Residence: Daytona Beach, FL

Years in LPGA: 22

LPGA Wins: 11


Jones, Rosie

Residence: Atlanta, GA

Years in LPGA: 24

LPGA Wins: 13

Legends Wins: 7


King, Betsy*^

Residence: Limekiln, PA

Years in LPGA: 30

LPGA Wins: 34

Legends Wins: 1


Lopez, Nancy*^

Residence: Albany, GA

Years in LPGA: 35

LPGA Wins: 48


McGann, Michelle

Residence: Singer Island, FL

Years in LPGA: 17

LPGA Wins: 7


Moxness, Barb**

Residence: Edina, MN

Years in LPGA: 8

Legends Wins: 2


Mucha, Barb

Residence: Orlando, FL

Years in LPGA: 19

LPGA Wins: 5

Legends Wins: 1


Neumann, Liselotte (Sweden)

Residence: Encinitas, CA

Years in LPGA: 23

LPGA Wins: 13

Legends Wins: 1


Rarick, Cindy

Residence: Tucson, AZ

Years in LPGA: 20+

LPGA Wins: 5

Legends Wins: 1


Rinker, Laurie

Residence: Stuart, FL

Years in LPGA: 20+

LPGA Wins: 2

Legends Wins: 4


Scranton, Nancy

Residence: Tampa, FL

Years in LPGA: 21

LPGA Wins: 3

Legends Wins: 5


Skinner, Val

Residence: Bay Head, NJ

Years in LPGA: 20

LPGA Wins: 6


Stacy, Hollis^

Residence: Denver, CO

Years in LPGA: 26

LPGA Wins: 18

Legends Wins: 1


Steinhauer, Sherri

Residence: Madison, WI

Years in LPGA: 23

LPGA Wins: 8

Legends Wins: 2


Stephenson, Jan

Residence: Windermere, FL

Years in LPGA: 30

LPGA Wins: 16

Legends Wins: 3


Tschetter, Kris

Residence: Warrenton, VA

Years in LPGA: 21

LPGA Wins: 1

Legends Wins: 1


West, Lori

Residence: Del Mar, CA

Years in LPGA: 19

Legends Wins: 2


Whitworth, Kathy*^

Residence: Flower Mound, TX

Years in LPGA: 32

LPGA Wins: 88


*LPGA Hall of Fame

^ World Golf Hall of Fame

** past champion of Judson




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